Board of Headteachers

Jonathan Britton

Woldgate School and Sixth Form College

Woldgate is a school with a distinct vision for education. Our view of an outstanding school is based on shared values, where every child is known and cared for as an individual. To cultivate this, we build a supportive and caring community, where a child’s talents can grow through academic study and the opportunity to participate in the many activities, productions and visits that make Woldgate School unique. We are a school with a positive, welcoming, warm atmosphere, in which pupils take pride in their achievements and where each individual pupil achieves academically through consistently good teaching, in an environment that seeks to nurture their love of learning and challenges them to excel.

Founded in 1958, Woldgate’s original school motto celebrated the distinct education the school sought to bring. This motto is, for me, an integral part of our school life; it defines who we are as a community.

Everything you do should be worthy, of great merit, character and value.

Of great merit

The quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially deserving of praise or reward.

Of great character

The moral qualities that define an individual.

Of great value

The principles or standards of conduct we work to;

I truly believe that part of what makes this community so special is the holistic education we provide for our pupils. Our Performing Arts status, extra-curricular clubs, sporting activities and House competitions, combined with our wonderful visits programme, provide pupils with a unique opportunity to appreciate the world around them. I have long believed that the creative arts provide an exceptional platform upon which pupils can develop new skills, grow in confidence and, as people, develop qualities, in an environment where their talents are nurtured and then celebrated. The arts offer us something special, whether it be learning an instrument, acting in a play, dancing, singing or just being involved in a production as part of a company. This holistic approach to school life, for me, is integral to a good education and wonderful preparation for future life.

As we look to the future, I am absolutely committed to ensuring Woldgate School continues to develop with a clear, confident and strong identity based on shared values and with each pupil known and cared for as an individual. Our culture of collaboration and success will be matched by our determination to do the very best, both pastorally and academically, for the children in our care.

  • A School where each child is known and cared for as an individual.
  • An environment in which our pupils feel valued, safe and enjoy school.
  • A School where every child is challenged and supported to succeed academically.

For further information on our school please visit our website or if you would like to visit please telephone the school.

Kelly Foxton (Headteacher)

Melbourne Primary School

It is my privilege to welcome you to Melbourne Primary School. We aim to develop our systems to meet one core purpose – to inspire confident learners who will thrive in a changing world.

Melbourne is a friendly village school, catering for children aged between 4 and 11, situated in the Parish of Melbourne in the East Riding of Yorkshire.  There are approximately 165 pupils on roll, with the majority of pupils coming from the villages of Melbourne, Everingham, Bielby and Thornton. We also currently have pupils from East Cottingwith, Pocklington, Ellerton, Market Weighton and beyond.

Our school is set in extensive, attractive grounds that provide our children a wonderful place to not only play but learn about the world around them. We encourage our children to become confident life-long, learners and to achieve high standards in everything they do. Children who leave Melbourne are well rounded, motivated, knowledgeable, independent individuals prepared for an exciting future on their educational journey.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child and would encourage you to come and visit us to find out more about what makes this school so special.

Claire Fielding (Headteacher)

Stamford Bridge Primary School

It is with great pleasure and pride that I welcome you to our school website. Stamford Bridge Primary School is a place where every individual is valued and we work together as a team to provide the best learning experiences for all. Our school mission statement is ‘Fun, friendship and learning for life’ and this runs through all we do.

Our staff are incredibly dedicated and willingly go the extra mile to ensure our children and families feel part of our school. From arranging optional residential visits to London to giving up hours of time to prepare children for end of year shows, nativities, music and dance festivals – we passionately believe that learning never stops and above all else, it should be stimulating and fun.

Academic progress is important to us and our children are aware of our high expectations for their learning and development. We encourage hard work and effort and model this ourselves – many members of staff continue their professional development through a wide range of projects. We believe in treating everyone with kindness and respect and expect the same from all members of our school community, including visitors.

Should you wish to visit our school, please contact our helpful administrative team and make an appointment. We will happily show you around!

Daniel Morrison (Headteacher)

Pocklington Community Junior School

Pocklington Community Junior School is proud to have a distinct vision for the education it provides to the children of Pocklington. This vision has been developed over time, working with the children, families and the local community to be the 6 values we instil throughout our work with the children; Confidence, Independence, Aspiration, Hard work, Honesty and Respect. These underpin everything we do, and through our Enquiry-led curriculum, we aim to inspire every child to love the act of learning.

At our school, we place great emphasis on children understanding their own needs and driving themselves forwards. This attitude is quickly developed in our pupils as it permeates our school culture and approach, and is visible in classrooms with children seeking to challenge themselves further through additional or enhanced work, their collaborative approach and the pace at which they work. For more information, please do visit our school website, or visit us in person.


Our five principles

A Trust Board that aspires for our children to have high expectations and high outcomes both in school and within the wider community.

A Trust Board that recognises the importance of a sense of local belonging and the empowerment of its local communities.

A Trust Board whose principal remit will be the oversight of quality educational outcomes across the partnership, underpinned by prudent financial management.

A Trust Board that incorporates expertise in the areas of teaching, school improvement, finance, employment law and educational law.

Trust Board that is innovative, promotes collaboration and is outward looking.


Telephone 01759 302395

Email office@wlp.education

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